12. Contention and Conflict: Regulatory, Political, Financial, and Standards Battles

  1. Vern Fotheringham and
  2. Chetan Sharma

Published Online: 7 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470381601.ch12

Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence

Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence

How to Cite

Fotheringham, V. and Sharma, C. (2008) Contention and Conflict: Regulatory, Political, Financial, and Standards Battles, in Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470381601.ch12

Author Information

  1. Friday Harbor, Washington State, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470227626

Online ISBN: 9780470381601

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Keywords:

  • radio technology and radio spectrum allocations;
  • iPhone or iPod-like surprise on real-time communications market;
  • contention and conflict - standards wars - proprietary versus open standards

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Regulatory Drivers

  • Radio Spectrum Allocations

  • Radio Spectrum Auctions: A Failed Policy?

  • Financial Realities

  • The Standards Wars: Proprietary Versus Open Standards

  • The Many Faces of the Standards Process